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Old 2019-01-25, 05:04 PM
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Our mbr, which sits above the garage is 2C colder or more. Iíve heard this to be an issue with almost all builders. Is this warrantable for the 1y Tarion?
Yes! But take these cold days as your one opportunity to prove it! Buy thermometers (with at least one decimal place) for every room that feels cold and one to sit under the thermostat. Record their readings at various times of day and record the temp outside too.

Your builder will bring in the furnace guy but they are not very thorough so don't assume they'll solve it on the first go. Ours never even entered the rooms in question, just wandered to the basement and increased the CFMs on the fan. Took three visits before the air duct tech was sent to check on airflow.
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Old 2019-01-25, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for your suggestion, unfortunately we are pass 1 year. I am not sure if Air filtration would be covered under 2nd year Tarion or not. Please advise.
Exterior air infiltration is a one-year warranty item.

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Also today we noticed huge chunk of ICE build up inside our HRV system (LIFEBREATH)and now its leaking water in the basement. We turned the HRV system off when it touched -30. Not sure whats causing the ICE buildups inside.Please advise.
Ice formation inside the HRV under cold winter conditions is not a problem. However, water leaking from the unit onto the floor is a problem. During extreme cold, you should turn off the HRV. The guidelines I am aware of is that if the nighttime temperature is going below -25C, then turn the unit off for the duration of the cold snap.
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Our mbr, which sits above the garage is 2C colder or more. Iíve heard this to be an issue with almost all builders. Is this warrantable for the 1y Tarion?
A temperature differential of 2įC between the set temperature at the thermostat and the temperature of a room is considered acceptable. You can enter this into the Tarion Year-End form to see how the builder responds. Most often, what is needed is a balancing of the heat distribution system, which involves playing with the dampers at the floor registers to force more air into the coldest room[s].

If the temperature is difference is 3įC or greater between the thermostat set temperature and the room temperature, Tarion considers this as significant. However, they need to see data to support this claim. Use this link for the procedure and record sheet for reporting for cold rooms: http://www.ackerhome.ca/public/data/...gRecordpdf.pdf
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In the townhouse with unfinished basement builder just left a hole in the outside wall (facing north) to connect dryer vent. Dryer electrical plug is located on the internal wall though (facing west), so it's about 15-20 feet away. Is it to the code? Please clarify. Thank you
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Old 2019-02-13, 05:23 PM
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In the townhouse with unfinished basement builder just left a hole in the outside wall (facing north) to connect dryer vent. Dryer electrical plug is located on the internal wall though (facing west), so it's about 15-20 feet away. Is it to the code? Please clarify. Thank you
There is no Ontario Building Code requirement regarding the length of the duct for a dryer exhaust, but this is covered under the manufacturer's installation guide for the dryer.

I do expect to see that the builder installed the duct from the dryer location to the dryer vent. This duct needs to be insulated fr about 10' to prevent condensation issues during winter months.
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There is no Ontario Building Code requirement regarding the length of the duct for a dryer exhaust, but this is covered under the manufacturer's installation guide for the dryer.

I do expect to see that the builder installed the duct from the dryer location to the dryer vent. This duct needs to be insulated for about 10' to prevent condensation issues during winter months.
So if the builder hasn't installed the duct from dryer location to the dryer vent, it's covered by Tarion?
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Old 2019-02-14, 08:54 PM
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So if the builder hasn't installed the duct from dryer location to the dryer vent, it's covered by Tarion?
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It would be covered as a warranty claim item if the specifications state that this is included. You will need to review the specification sheets to see if this is mentioned.

Otherwise, talk to the builder, as this could be an omission by mistake.
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I just noticed that we have brownish stains running from the edge of our porch ceiling downwards to our porch railing. Not 100% sure what it is and was wondering if you had seen anything like it before
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I just noticed that we have brownish stains running from the edge of our porch ceiling downwards to our porch railing. Not 100% sure what it is and was wondering if you had seen anything like it before
Kind of looks like Rust...does it clean off easily?
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I just noticed that we have brownish stains running from the edge of our porch ceiling downwards to our porch railing. Not 100% sure what it is and was wondering if you had seen anything like it before
This is a common occurrence, if its seen near the outside edges of the soffit panels. Water from condensation collects on the back side of the soffit panels and drains to the edges. The water picks up dust & grime along the way, and then drips down to create dirty droplets. You should be able to clean up the drop marks with a damp cloth.
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